Route des Lacs (2196 metres)
18 kilometres from Sarrancolin A climb made so beautiful by its picturesque scenery, it is not allowed in the Tourde France because the cavalcade and spectators may damage the environment. This climb is a must for any cyclist. Despite the difficulty of the course, you can still admire the beautiful gorges or pine forests and the rhododendrons in bloom during the spring.
The course is punctuated by a succession of switchbacks where you can perhaps come across herds of cows or sheep. Access restrictions for motor vehicles are in place from Lake Orédon to the upper lakes in summer, which will allow you to ride in peace. This route starts from Sarrancolin and takes you to Aubert Lake. It will allow you to discover the Néouvielle reserve and its splendid chain of Pyrenean lakes. Between the 10th and 12th kilometre, the gradient is very steep with 15% incline.
It is also possible to take a shorter route, but it is just as demanding until Cap de Long Lake and then forking at Orédon Lake. e-mail us to book your cycle guide for the day and include this epic climb as one of your achievements. firstname.lastname@example.org